Special Issue "Nanowires and Quantum Dots for IoT Applications"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Bassem Salem Website E-Mail
Laboratoire des Technologies de la Microélectronique, Grenoble, France
Interests: nanowires; quantum dots; 3D integration; electrical and optical characterizations; micro- and Nanofabrication; MOSFET and Tunnel FET
Guest Editor
Dr. Bouraoui Ilahi Website E-Mail
Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Interests: crystal growth; quantum wells/wires/dots; numerical modeling; optical and structural characterization; optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanowires and quantum dots are emerging as building blocks for the bottom–up assembly of nano-devices and functional systems, holding promise for a variety of application fields including chemical and biological sensors, field effect transistors, light-emitting diodes, photovoltaic cells, and photodetectors. The continuous progress in the improvement of nanowires and quantum dots properties as well as the development of novel nanostructures has paved the way to significant achievements in electronic and optoelectronic device performance.

This volume intends to cover the main fundamental and technological achievements related to the preparation methods and techniques, as well as the optical, electrical, and structural properties of materials and devices based on nanowires and quantum dots. Numerical modelling of the fundamental properties of the nanowires and quantum dots as well as the modelling and simulation of nanoelectronic and optoelectronic devices based on these nanostructures are particularly welcome.

This Special Issue of Crystals focuses on these innovative topics by inviting original contributions as well as topical reviews dealing with the fabrication, characterization, and modelling of materials and devices based on crystalline nanowires and quantum dots for IoT applications.

Dr. Bassem Salem
Dr. Bouraoui Ilahi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nanowires, nanorods, and quantum dots growth
  • fundamental properties of novel nanowires and quantum dots structures (III-V, Ge(Si)Sn, III-V on Si substrate, etc.)
  • nanowires and quantum dots based optoelectronic devices and active layers (LED, photodetector, solar cells, etc.)
  • nanowire transistor and nanowire sensors
  • 3D integration
  • modeling nanowire/quantum dots electronic and optical properties
  • physico-chemical characterizations
  • strain engineered nanostructures
  • luminescence properties of nanowires and quantum dots
  • nanowire/quantum dots made from CMOS-compatible direct band gap materials (GeSn, GePb, GeC, etc.)

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Synthesis and Study of CdSe QDs by a Microfluidic Method and via a Bulk Reaction
Crystals 2019, 9(7), 368; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9070368 - 18 Jul 2019
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In this work, we synthesized monodispersed CdSe quantum dots (QDs) by a microfluidic method and via a bulk reaction. The structures of the CdSe QDs were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). The optical properties of the [...] Read more.
In this work, we synthesized monodispersed CdSe quantum dots (QDs) by a microfluidic method and via a bulk reaction. The structures of the CdSe QDs were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). The optical properties of the prepared CdSe QDs were determined using ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The CdSe QDs obtained by the microfluidic method have a faster crystal growth rate and a higher absolute photoluminescence quantum yield than those obtained via the bulk reaction. Additionally, we investigated the growth process of the CdSe QDs with increasing residence times. Full article
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Determination of Crystal Growth Geometry Factors and Nucleation Site Densities of Electrodeposited Ferromagnetic Cobalt Nanowire Arrays
Crystals 2019, 9(3), 142; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9030142 - 10 Mar 2019
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The time-dependence of electrochemical reduction current, which was observed during the one-dimensional (1-D) crystal growth of ferromagnetic cobalt nanowire arrays, was analyzed by Johnson–Mehl–Avrami–Kolmogorov (JMAK) theory. Textured hcp-Co nanowire arrays were synthesized by potentio-static electrochemical reduction of Co2+ ions in anodized aluminum [...] Read more.
The time-dependence of electrochemical reduction current, which was observed during the one-dimensional (1-D) crystal growth of ferromagnetic cobalt nanowire arrays, was analyzed by Johnson–Mehl–Avrami–Kolmogorov (JMAK) theory. Textured hcp-Co nanowire arrays were synthesized by potentio-static electrochemical reduction of Co2+ ions in anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) nanochannel films. Crystal growth geometry factor n in the JMAK equation was determined to be ca. 1. Hence, the electrochemical crystal growth process of a numerical nanowires array can be explained by 1-D geometry. The crystal nucleation frequency factor, k in JMAK equation was estimated to be the range between 10−4 and 10−3. Our experimental results revealed that the crystal nucleation site density Nd increased up to 2.7 × 10−8 nm−3 when increasing the overpotential for cobalt electrodeposition by shifting the cathode potential down to −0.85 V vs. Ag/AgCl. The (002) crystal orientation of hcp-Co nanowire arrays was, remarkably, observed by decreasing Nd. Spontaneous magnetization behavior was observed in the axial direction of nanowires. By decreasing the overpotential for cobalt electrodeposition, the coercivity of the nanocomposite film increased and reached up to 1.88 kOe, with a squareness of ca. 0.9 at room temperature. Full article
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